Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos talks with repeat guest Ken Ivins, who informs us about the trip he is leading to Guatemala. Ken shares about how his team is going to 5 or 6 different childcare centers to distribute Bundles of Love to the children who attend the centers. Ultimately, the team gets to present the most important gift to the children and their families, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Watch the video below and if you are interested in going on a short-term missions trip, click here to see all of the available trips.
Mission Adventures are short-term mission trips to various countries around the world and they are a vital part of what we do here at AMG. These adventures provide life-changing experiences and challenge believers to strengthen their walk with Christ. We receive testimonies from those who have gone on short-term trips and who are transformed by what they see! Joanie, a team member from Pennsylvania, went on a Mission Adventure to Guatemala and saw things she had never seen before. She writes:
“It is hard to describe my time there in words. Words like “amazing,” “life changing,” and “wonderful,” seem too small to really tell you what the trip meant to me. I thought I’d just tell you what I saw there. I saw the big brown eyes of a little girl named Hilda, hungry for the love and affection of a stranger from the United States. I saw people happy to have a job--even if it is digging through other people’s trash or sewage. I saw a man so enthralled with God’s love for him; he could hardly speak of our Creator without crying. I saw children playing happily together with very little arguing, fighting or crying, but what were they playing with? Not gadgets, dolls or toys, but simply with each other. I saw people focused on each other--yes, there was work to do, but that was secondary to relationships there. I saw people that were content with so little earthly possessions, and yet had a peace and joy that I didn’t know was possible.
I did see big bugs, dirty conditions and homeless people like I’ve never seen before. However, I also saw the beauty of God’s creation in the volcanoes, the flowers and the food....but more than any of these things, I saw brothers and sisters over 3,000 miles away from here, serving God wholeheartedly, humbly, and with thanksgiving. Their joy in the blessing of being able to serve God and His children was overwhelming to me.
We thank God for the sweet blessing He has given us, the lavish grace He has so abundantly bestowed upon each us. We love each other more, and we love Him more."
If you are interested in going on a Mission Adventure, click here to see available trips.
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos is joined by special guest Pat Ragan, AMG's Vice President of Development. Pat is normally the camera man, but now he is finally in front of the camera! In this episode, Pat shares about how to partner with AMG during this Christmas season, including "Giving Tuesday." Do not miss the opportunity of giving an alternative gift on behalf of someone else that would help give sight to the blind, give a source of income for the needy, pay for a one month scholarship for a Bible student, help a pastor attend a training conference in Uganda, or provide one ton of rice to feed dozens of hungry children! Watch the video below and visit our "Giving Tuesday" page to learn more about these incredible opportunities!
There are remains of many biblical sites in Greece still around today and one man is convinced that biblical archaeology can help Christians grow closer to the Lord. Costas Tsevas is the Director of Biblical Archaeology and New Testament Studies at the International Center for New Testament Studies in Athens, Greece. The International Center for New Testament Studies is located on the campus of AMG’s CosmoVision Center, which is used to reach teenagers and young adults in Greece. Costas is a licensed tour guide and enjoys giving tourists the biblical perspective of the sites in Greece.
Here is his update on his ministry:
“Warm greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
We host a class of 20 students from Spring Arbor University who are eager to learn more about God's word and the evidence of the Gospel in various sites all over Greece. I am so thankful for your prayers and sacrificial support as we try to serve these precious students and impact their lives with the Gospel.
I want you to pray as I have the privilege of leading several local Greek churches who discover the rich heritage of our biblical sites and they are getting excited. I do believe that biblical archeology could cause you to grow spiritually a lot.
I have completed the first part of my notes (for a historical archeological resource) and people are working with the very difficult job of translating into English... Please keep praying for this gigantic task. God willing we expect and pray for more schools which will become part of our programs at CosmoVision Center and the International Center of New Testament Studies. Those notes will be a priceless resource for further study about the New Testament.”
He concludes, “I am very grateful for your love and support for me and my family during these very difficult times we face in Greece.”
On "This Week at AMG," Jason Schultz joins Tasos from long distance via phone to share about the trip to Uganda that he is leading. On the trip, they are going to share Bundles of Love gifts and the Gospel with children. Hannah, a previous trip member, shares about a friendship that was made with a young girl in Uganda as well. Watch the video below and be sure to share it in your circle of family and friends!
“How blessed is he who considers the helpless” (Psalm 41:1). Over and over again in Scripture, God calls his people to consider those who cannot help themselves and to be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. The Dios Es Amor (God is Love) School for Special Needs Students in Mexico was founded by missionaries Manuel and Ruth Lopez in 2006, where they minister to children with special needs. Ruth oversees the school, and wrote a letter sharing the story of Nayely, a deaf girl who attends the school.
Ruth summarizes her story:
“When Nayely’s family first found out she was deaf, they were sure she would learn to read lips and speak. Even though they live near our school, they did not enroll her until just before her 9th birthday. Until then, she was completely unschooled and she had virtually no language. She not only had a late start in school, but she also misses school frequently. Often when she misses it is due to other health issues including a heart murmur (she has had surgery twice) and facial paralysis (she sometimes goes to therapy).
Even so, Nayely has learned a lot during her 3 ½ years at our school. We believe that it is essential that she learn sign language. Of course she’s learning basic academics, but that would be almost impossible with no language. But most importantly as her sign language vocabulary grows, her understanding of spiritual truths is growing too. It's a blessing for us as teachers to see her grasp new truths during Bible class. It’s also special to watch her pray. She prays for everybody and everything, including her pets.
There are other children with special needs that live in our community. Please pray that we would be able to reach out to them, and that their parents would be willing to entrust them to us. Please consider participating in our school through giving too. Thank you!”
Join Tasos on "This Week at AMG" as he interviews our new CFO, Steve Turner. Steve shares about how he came to be a part of the staff of AMG and about the transition of his family from Maine to Tennessee. Steve also talks about working with management to reach the goal of putting together a budget for 2014. Watch the video below and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates like these!
Ministry often does not come easy. In many societies, there are difficult obstacles standing in the way of a successful ministry. In India for example, villages are full of people who are practicing Hindus and idol worshippers, who want nothing to do with Christ or his Church. But obstacles such as these are nothing for our God. Here is one story of a man ministering to a people where such obstacles exist:
"My Name is G. Daniel. When I was studying in 9th grade, I accepted Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. I studied at A.M.G. Christian Assemblies Bible College for two years. Then, I started to minister in my village and in the surrounding villages. After some years, I shifted to another village and started the ministry. All of the people in the village are Hindus by religion. They worship idols and graven images. We used to conduct Sunday worship in one of the believer’s house. By the grace of God the congregation increased.
Now, we constructed the prayer hall with an asbestos sheet roof. The Church is ready to be dedicated for the service of God. However, we are facing more troubles and problems from the upper class community. They are not allowing us to fix the sound system at the top of the Church. Moreover, they are not allowing us to conduct street preaching and objected to distributing New Testaments, Gospel tracts, and Christian booklets. We are praying to God for their salvation. Please pray for us that we may overcome all of these problems and obstacles and win souls for Christ in the days to come."
On this special edition of "This Week at AMG," Tasos is joined by me (Carey), AMG's newest employee in our Home Office, at an undisclosed location. I share about how I came to AMG and I also introduce our "Where In The World Is My Bundles Bank?" Facebook contest! In the video, you will get to meet some of my special friends and then be able to guess where our Bundles Bank is located. Watch the video below and then go to our Facebook page and guess the location of this week's Bundles Bank for a chance to win a free special edition Bundles of Love coffee mug!
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG's goal in every ministry we undertake is to see the Gospel proclaimed and lives transformed by Christ.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
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List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.266.4977.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the child will go 100% to the child. Your child's teacher will purchase what the child needs most at that time or you may specify what you would like to have purchased for your child.
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206 and ask for Anna.
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